Our People

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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Associate Professor Field: Animal Physiology - Cell, Animal Physiology - Biophysics, Animal Neurobiology
Over the last 22 years Dr Head’s research has been in the general area of skeletal muscle physiology. In particular his interest has been in the area of the muscular dystrophies and studying the role of [Ca2+]i  in the physiology and pathophysiology of skeletal muscle. Dr Head’s laboratory has also performed substantial work on dystrophic mdx mouse cerebellum dysfunction. Dystrophin, the protein...
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Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Role: Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr Bernhard Hengst is a Senior Research Fellow, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales. His research interests include general purpose intelligent systems that can learn and be taught to perform many different tasks autonomously by interacting with their environment over a lifetime using a layered learning cognitive architecture.
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Role: Head of School Field: Dynamical Systems in Applications, Stochastic Analysis and Modelling, Complex Physical Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Physical Combinatorics and Mathematical Aspects of Condensed Matter, Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified
ABOUT ME   Biography My research is in the broad area of nonlinear and statistical science with particular interests in; pattern formation, random walks, anomalous diffusion, fractional calculus, applications of chaos and fractals, mathematical modelling, stochastic modelling, neuronal degeneration, spread of infectious diseases, growth of stromatolites, nonlinear lattice dynamics and statistical...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Principal Research Scientist
Rob Herbert is Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Conjoint Professor in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, and Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Conjoint Professor
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor Field: Neurosciences, Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
Professor John Hodges is the head of the Hodges Group with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Professor Hodges trained in medicine and psychiatry in London, Southampton and Oxford before gravitating to neurology and becoming enamoured by neuropsychology. In 1990, he was appointed a University Lecturer in Cambridge and in 1997 became MRC Professor of Behaviour Neurology. A sabbatical in...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Professor Field: Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases, Animal Physiology - Cell, Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System
Research Interests: Gary Housley, PhD, holds the Chair of Physiology and is director of the Translational Neuroscience Facility, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Australia.  His research program is broadly within molecular, cellular and systems physiology in the nervous system, particularly around neuroprotection in the CNS and auditory system.  He has contributed prominently to understanding how...
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Role: Senior Lecturer Field: Neurosciences, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
ABOUT ME   Biography My research explores the uniquely human capacity to remember the past and to imagine the future, with particular emphasis on how these processes are compromised in neurodegenerative disorders. My current approach uses novel experimental tasks in conjunction with advanced neuroimaging techniques to understand the foundations of memory and imagination. Education PhD in...
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Adjunct Professor Field: Neurosciences, Neurobiology, Animal Neurobiology
Professor Lars Ittner's research focuses on understanding disease mechanisms in neurodegeneration and developing novel therapeutic approaches to overcome dementia. For more information, visit the Dementia Research Unit homepage (https://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/research/groups/dementia-research-unit).
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine Role: Senior Lecturer
Research Interests:The broad research focus of the lab is to examine cellular and molecular mechanisms that may cause or prevent brain cell death resulting from an acute brain injury (ie perinatal asphyxia, stroke, trauma). Drugs with neuroprotective potential are routinely investigated in cell lines, brain tissue cultures and in vivo rat injury models as part of a search for new therapeutic...